"We Are the Champions" is a song by the British rock band Queen, first released on their 1977 album News of the World.
Written by lead singer Freddie Mercury, it is one of Queen's most popular songs, and one of rock's most recognisable anthems.
The song was a worldwide success, reaching number two in the UK Singles Chart, and number four on the
Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. In 2009, "We Are the Champions" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame,
and was voted the world's favourite song in a 2005 Sony Ericsson world music poll. In 2011, a team of scientific researchers
concluded that the song was the catchiest in the history of popular music.
"We Are the Champions" has become an anthem for victories at sporting events, including as official theme song
for 1994 FIFA World Cup, and has been often used or referenced in popular culture. The song has also been covered by many artists.
The video for the song was filmed at a special video shoot with fan club members at the New London Theatre Centre on 6 October 1977 and was directed by Derek Burbridge. An alternate version which starts in monochrome before blasting into colour as the drums and guitars kick in was broadcast on Top of the Pops 2 and comprises alternate footage shot on the same day.
|B-side||"We Will Rock You"|
|Released||7 October 1977|
|Format||7", CD single|
|Producer(s)||Queen, assisted by Mike "Clay" Stone|
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